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06 F150 fuel milage towing

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Mark13, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    About a month ago some friends and I went to black river falls, wi for an atv trip. We took my truck (98 chevy k1500) and a trailer and an 06 f150 and a trailer. He drove quite a bit quicker then me but didn't check his fuel milage on the trip and says he got the same fuel milage on the trip as I did. I got 14.8mpg on the way home towing at about 60mph, I got 11.2 mpg on the way up keeping up with him (75mph average).On the trip I was towing 2 atvs on a trailer with a flip up rear gate, one atv in my bed and me and a friend in the truck and all gear and a full cross over tool box. He had one atv in his bed, 3 on a trailer with no gate on the rear, 4 guys in the cab (crew cab, short bed) and another atv in the back of his truck. His truck is a stock 5.4, 4x4, and has 265 tires on I'm unsure of the gearing, he pulled at 70-80mph most of the time. What's you guy's guess on the fuel milage for him on the trip?
  2. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    less, it sounds like, more drag, more weight and he was out front, had to be less
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The tail gate on the trailer was you undoing. Plus Ford's just a better truck all around, HAr HaR hAr
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I say around 13 mpg my uncle have one he get 18-20 mpg on highway empty. He actual drive very light than I do.
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I would have had the trailer with no gate but he took it. I had our trailer (one with no gate) all checked out and ready to go minus being loaded and they came over while I was gone and loaded their 3 atvs on it. Their atvs are narrower then mine and my friends who rode with me so we had to take thier trailer (with the nonremovable gate) so I could pull my atv and my friends. I didn't trust them to pull my atv and his. :D I asked them if I could take thier gate off but they didn't want to do it since it was way more work then ours which is just 2 bolts. It all went smoothly, for being a last minute deal and getting stuck with a trailer I didn't want. The fuel milage thing is going to go out the window on the next trip, I think the kid with the ford is selling it and getting a jetta and I will have to pull all the atvs next trip. Unless we can convice him that his jetta will look good towing 5-8 atvs. :)
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  6. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I get about 13, maybe 14 if it is flat on the highway towing the quads with the trailer with the gate up.

    But to be honest, I basically get 13 all the time no matter what I do or how I drive. The only time I get 15+ is with a empty truck on the freeway with the cruse set for long periods of time.
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    There was a few pretty good up hill pulls on this trip, one I remember being probably a half mile long at least that even kicked my truck out of o/d to keep 65 (rare). And he drives it like a race car.

    I don't figure he got the almost 15mpg that I got comming back but I was just curious on an estimated figure.